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Infrared saunas use far infrared ray radiation to directly heat the body and penetrate the skin. Heaters in the sauna generate radiant heat that warms the body and stimulates body tissue. Infrared sauna rooms usually look just like traditional sauna rooms, but do not produce steam.
The warmth the infrared saunas produce is much like the warmth you feel when sunbathing, but without the UV rays. Since the heat is natural and with no UV, you can spend hours in an infrared sauna but your skin will not burn like it does in the sun.
Infrared saunas help your body to release toxins, which are the root of many medical problems. This release of toxins can make your blood circulate better, can make chronic pain go away, and give you an overall sense of better health.
Infrared sauna rooms from Polar Sauna and Sauna Gen, available at saunas.com, are attractive and produce soothing heat that helps rid you of aches and pains and relax your muscles.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|